BJP withdraws candidature of Murji Patel from Andheri bypolls day after Raj Thackeray appeals

Mumbai, 17/10: The BJP on Monday withdrew its candidate Murji Patel against Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena candidate Rutuja Latke in Andheri East bypolls following appeal by MNS chief Raj Thackeray, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and MLA Pratap Sarnaik.



The development comes a day after NCP President Sharad Pawar, MNS President Raj Thackeray and senior MLA Pratap Naik of Shinde-faction appealed for unopposed election of Rutuja.

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